Charity Doc has some amazing case studies, including a recent clamshell cracked chest in the ED. I hope I have the guts to do that if/when it’s ever indicated. The one time that it WAS indicated, the cheif trauma surgeon called the code on our arrival in the ED, then after the fact offered to let the resident’s put in chest tubes “for practice”. He was a bastard.
Anyway, Charity Doc has had enough and has resigned from his job. I wish him the best and hope my work never gets as rough as his, although I think this is just a glimpse of things to come for all of us.
Isn’t it ridiculously ironic? The hospital is ragging my case for ordering too many tests, despite that they are justified, while a patient is suing me for not ordering enough tests, despite that there were no justification for such. Cystoscopy for a UTI, oh my goodness!